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Lug Infinity ∞ Lacing

Specifically for shoes with lugs, this lacing resembles a series of infinity "∞" symbols. This lacing works best with thinner shoelaces because each lug needs to accommodate two passes of shoelace.

Lug Infinity Lacing diagram
Lacing Technique:

• Begin straight across the bottom (grey section) and up through both bottom lugs.

• Cross the ends, running diagonally across and down the shoe, feeding back into the bottom of the adjacent lug on the opposite side. There will already be a lace running through that lug, so this will be a tight fit.

• Run the ends straight up through those lugs, then continue straight up and through the next higher set of lugs up the shoe.

• Repeat crossing the ends and feeding up through lugs until lacing is completed.

Decorative look
Harder to tighten
No thick laces
52% shorter ends (approx.)

If the shoelaces are too thick to run twice through the lugs, an alternative is Lug Ladder Lacing, which looks very similar but runs the second pass of shoelace over the lugs instead of through them.

Lug Infinity Lacing Gallery
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Brown and tan Vans sneakers with pink and white trim and white Lug Infinity Lacing (from Andrea McD)
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Shoelace Lengths for Lug Infinity Lacing
Pairs of lugs: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Length needed: 90 cm
35 inch
105 cm
41 inch
120 cm
47 inch
136 cm
54 inch
151 cm
60 inch
167 cm
66 inch
182 cm
72 inch
Lengths available: 36" 40" 45" 54" 63" 63" 72"
Comparative Length:
Longer shoelaces needed than those for basic Lug Criss Cross Lacing.
Shorter ends if existing shoelaces are re-used (−52% on average).
• These are approximate shoelace lengths for using this lacing on an average sized sneaker.
• For more accurate lengths, use the Shoelace Length Calculator.

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Lug Ladder Lacing Lug Ladder Lacing

Very similar look, yet totally different method.

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